A rendering of the Caltech system
The microscope setup, along with an image taken with a traditional 2X lens (top right) and a composite image of the same sample taken using the new system (Image: Guoan Zheng)
Using Caltech's system, an ordinary microscope can capture 100 times more information per image (Photo: Shutterstock)
Thanks to research being conducted at the California Institute of Technology, regular microscopes could soon be capable of much higher-resolution imaging. Instead of making changes to the microscopes’ optics, the Caltech researchers are instead focusing on using a computer program to process and combine images from the devices.
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